U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran Discusses Kauffman Foundation Startup Act on Floor of Senate

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Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, bpruitt@kauffman.org, Kauffman Foundation

Senator cites Kauffman's Startup Act provisions as model for creating an environment that will encourage new businesses to create jobs  

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.), Oct. 14, 2011 – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) vowed to introduce new legislation that would create an environment for new firms to start, grow and create jobs in a speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday. Citing many of the ideas in the Kauffman Foundation's Startup Act of 2011, Moran presented "pro-growth principles" that he said would give job creators the confidence to hire more people, including:

  • Removing barriers to entrepreneurial growth
  • Moving research for the university lab to the marketplace
  • Attracting and retaining entrepreneurial talent
  • Encouraging pro-growth policies at the state and local levels

Kauffman's Startup Act is a set of non-partisan ideas to jump-start the ailing U.S. economy and increase job creation by accelerating the growth of startups and young businesses.

Watch the Senate-floor speech on CSpan.